Steve Talianko, 94

Steve Talianko, 94, of Oak Park, died on Sept. 12, 2020. Born on Sept. 10, 1926, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. A graduate of Purdue University and a member of Iron Workers Local #1 in Chicago, he retired after many years from the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Chicago.

Steve was the husband of Rosemary; the father of Robert (Sheila), Kenneth (Debbie) Talianko, and Betsy (Richard) Bush; grandpa of Kimberly and Laura (Jason Young) Talianko and Jennifer (Brad) Romine, Ryan, Travis and Evan Talianko, and Lauren Fencl and Allison Bush; great-grandpa of 3; and brother of the late Betty Polak and Anna Kruto. 

A funeral Mass was held Sept. 19 at Ascension Church in Oak Park. 

Interment was held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition ( or PAWS Chicago ( are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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